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Governor Mike DeWine and Fran DeWine visit Heritage Hall College of Medicine on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Athens, OH.

DeWine Relaxes COVID-19 Testing For Vaccinated Nursing Home Workers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio is relaxing requirements for COVID-19 testing among nursing home and assisted living employees, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday. Those working in nursing homes or other congregate care settings who have been fully vaccinated will no longer have to be tested for the virus twice a week, according to a new… Read More

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Nelsonville Firefighter Dies After Collapsing At Scene Of Fire

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A Nelsonville firefighter is dead after collapsing at the scene of a structure fire. Senior firefighter Jeff Armes was among the Nelsonville Division of Fire crew that responded to a call on Pleasantview Avenue at 5:04 p.m. Sunday. Armes collapsed while working on the scene, according to a release from the division…. Read More

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Trial Against Opioid Distributors Set To Begin In W.Va.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial is set to start in a lawsuit filed in West Virginia accusing three drug distributors of fueling a local opioid epidemic with excessively large shipments of painkillers over several years. The city of Huntington and Cabell County filed the lawsuit against drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson. The… Read More

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NPR and WOUB Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The First “All Things Considered” Broadcast


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The first broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered took place on May 3, 1971. That day more than 20,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest against the Vietnam War. NPR journalists covered the day’s events, producing a 24-minute sound portrait of what was happening which was inducted in 2017 into the National Recording Registry… Read More